Thursday, February 9, 2012

Events & News from St. John's




February 9, 2012



Sunday, February 12, 2012

Epiphany 6

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John the Divine


Psalm 30; 2 Kings 5:1-14; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45


Father, we praise thee, Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old;

Ancient Words; Fight the good fight


Celebrant: The Rev. Johanna-Karen Johannson

Usher:  Fred Benson

First Lesson and Psalm:  Ann Benson

Second Lesson: Ellen Gilmore

Prayers: Mary Vekasi

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Bob Stanwood (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Edie Stanwood



12:30 – Holy Eucharist


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Church office hours:

Monday 8:30-11:30 at home, 12:00-2:30 at church.

Tuesday: 8:30-2:30 at home

Thursday: 8:30-11:30 at home, 12:00-2:30 at church

You may contact Michele Daley at 664-4237 during office hours.

If you have questions or need assistance at other times,

call Ted Fletcher (244-3115) or Mary Mitchell (244-9951)




MDI Episcopal Church Events



Westside Food Pantry will be open February 19 (12-1) at the Harbor House.



Community Valentine Pot Luck Dinner on Sunday, February 12 at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall. All donations will go to St. Saviour’s MDI Fire Fund which benefits fire victims on Mt. Desert Island. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and a dish to share (if you can) with friends old and new. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome – with or without a dish!

Natural Causes Killed Victor: a folk opera, written by George Swanson, will premier on May 4 and 5. The opera relates the suffering and death of Maine prisoner Victor Valdez to the passion and death of Christ. Checks for tax exempt donations may be made out to “St. Saviour’s Parish,” memo line “Opera,” and mailed to St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. Proceeds will go for food and fuel donations on MDI. For more information contact George Swanson at 207 244 0579 and



Community Bible Study at the Neighborhood House Living Room in Northeast Harbor on Thursday mornings at 11:00. The Rev. Linda Hatch (Union Church) and The Rev. Patricia Robertson (St. Mary & Jude) will present “First Person: a study from the perspective of the characters in the Bible.”



Holy Eucharist - Wednesdays – 7:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. Healing service on the 4th Wednesdays.

Building Global Vision.  A study, led by David Underwood, on determining "What does God want to accomplish in the world through our church?"  Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm.


Bishop Steve is re-reading Phyllis Tickle's book, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why.  He invites members of the diocese to read along with him and to sign up for a one-hour webinar discussion on February 15, at 7:30 pm.  Participation is limited to 23 people so registration is required. Phyllis Tickle will be a keynote speaker at the Downeast Spiritual Life Conference in Ellsworth on August 24 - 26, 2012.  Registration is now open for the conference at  The Great Emergence is available for purchase for $12.23 on


Free Meals Available in our community:

Each Monday from 3-6 p.m. Everybody Eats provides a free meal in the parish hall of St. Dunstan’s Church, Ellsworth.

Each Thursday from noon-2:00 The Common Good Soup Kitchen provides a meal at 566 Seawall Road in Southwest Harbor.

Each Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Soup Dinner at Holy Redeemer Church, 21 Ledgelawn Street, Bar Harbor.

Tuesday, February 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Community Meal at Bar Harbor Congregational church, 19 Mt. Desert Street.

Tuesday, March 13, 5-6:30 p.m. Free Community Dinner at St. Saviour’s Parish. Traditional boiled dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, plus homemade desserts.


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Keep in your prayers this week:  Beverly, Loretta, Jimmy, Louanne, Tom, Helmut, Joel, Bob, Lois, Kay, Linda, Lois, Kay, Taylor, Mel and family.


Military Casualties (February 1-3)

Afghanistan: Edward Dycus, Terence Hildner


Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew & St. John                       

Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the generous open hearts making accessibility for all a reality at St. John's. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we continue to seek funding for the planned expansion of the facilities. We thank you for the various trades and skills of those who work on the addition. Protect and guide them as they labor, that they may take pride in their accomplishments. Inspire us to share faithfully the love that you have revealed to us through the ministry and sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.


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The Book of Common Prayer allows a degree of uniformity in prayer while leaving room for the diversity of cultures, languages and liturgical styles.

The Very Rev. David G. Bollinger, Diocese of Central New York












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